Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon
Produced by renowned French vintner Jean Bouquet, this Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best Mendoza can offer. Made from 100% organic grapes grown 1,200 metres above sea level and bottle-aged for 4 months, this is a classic example of Mendoza's quality reds. The colour is a beautifully intense purple, with just a hint of red. The nose is heavy with mild spices and red fruits, and the wine has elegant flavours of cherry, blackcurrant, and minerals. The acidity keeps the wine refreshing with every sip, and you get hints of tobacco, black pepper, and ripe fruits on the palate. The tannins are structured and the end is long, producing one amazing Cabernet!
88 Points - JamesSuckling.com (2016 vintage)
Frenchman Jean Bousquet travelled thousands of miles to find his 'optimum' vineyard location. In Mendoza, Argentina he found a site with, in his words 'idyllic wine-growing precipitation and temperatures, mild during the day and cool at night… situated at a good altitude (1,200 metres above sea level), with fresh air, few funguses, and very permeable sandy and rocky soils… these great attributes give the grapes the possibility to attain an optimum maturation without the risk of rotting and without having to use fungicides'. These perfect conditions combined with knowledge passed down through three winemaking generations makes for wines of exceptional quality.